International House (IHouse)

Local Taxicabs

Local Taxis Around Town and/or to the RDU Airport

Remember to call or book online in ADVANCE!

Note: If you are transporting furniture, tell the driver when you make the call, not after he/she arrives.  Not all taxis will be able to move furniture for you.  Whenever you use a taxi or shuttle, you tip the driver 10-15% of the cost of the fare.  Below are taxi companies recommended by other Duke international students.

Charlene’s Safe Ride

call 919.744.4444 or text 919.666.7233. Flat fee of $35 from Duke Campus to RDU and call 919.244.4444 for rates from off-campus to RDU. Accepts Duke Flex Card. Student and frequent traveler discounts. Credit Cards accepted. Can be booked online. Wheelchair friendly.

Express RDU Taxi

919.771.8222 (local) or 800.840.8098 (toll free). Flat fee of $30 from RDU to Durham downtown. Credit Cards accepted. Can be booked online.

Sky Shuttle

919.599.8100. $32 for one passenger to RDU, less if shared ride (up to three people). Credit Cards accepted. Can be booked online.

UBER or 

Lyft Book a ride using the Uber or Lyft smartphone app. The app gives you an estimated time of arrival for your ride as well as a price estimate based on your origin and destination. You pay for the ride through the app, so you do not need cash. You cannot tip using the apps, but you can provide a cash tip to the driver if you want. Prices can change during peak times, so be careful! The Uber and Lyft apps also let you split fares between several riders. You must set up an account and provide payment information before using the service.

Andrew Garfunkel Transportation

Email: or call 919.218.7753. If you call and get voicemail, please LEAVE a message. Andrew will call you back. Also, you MUST give him at LEAST 3 DAYS advance notice.
Andrew charges $20 from Duke Campus to RDU. For Moving Service, he charges a flat fee of $25 per hour (or any portion thereof). Contact for exact pricing and arrangements.

Companies Not Recommended: Durham’s Best Cab. “Best Cab tells one rate over the telephone and another when they pick you up. They do not honor the student rate.”